We haven't hit 100 degrees since August 21st of last year and I think we will have a shot at doing it next week whether we like it or not. The raw numbers from the GFS indicates Little Rock could hit and exceed 100 by the middle of next week. I want to go on the record by saying I hope it does NOT happen.
Remember the 3 things necessary for 100 degree temperatures: dry ground, strong high pressure, and complete sunshine. We'll have all three of those next week, however, some places have seen rainfall recently and that may keep temperatures just below the century mark.
I have updated the summer contest numbers so check that out. Below is an explanation of the situation next week using model data.
|These are the GFS forecast temperatures Tuesday afternoon. There's an enclosed area of 100 degrees along the Louisiana and Arkansas border.|